by Percy Cat | Jul 16, 2012 | art business, Art events, Art Exhibitions, beekeeping, Bird Road Art District (BRAD), Miami, my garden, nature's energy, paintings
detail of "The Honey Queen" painting by Debra Cortese
The 3rd and final Opening Reception for the TRIAD ART Exhibition with Debra Cortese, Karen Deilke and Pamela Palma is on Saturday, July 21st at VALMAR ART, 4150 SW 74th CT (in the Bird Road Art District), Miami, FL 33155.
Debra Cortese is exhibiting her new series titled, “Seeds of Intention”. Each piece is based on variations of a Flower of Life pattern and represents a positive meditation for the future of humanity in cooperation with nature’s energy.
“The Honey Queen” painting honors one of the smallest and most significant creatures on our planet, the bee. Cortese has dedicated this painting to long-time beekeeper, Mike Price of Bees-n-the-Keys as well as other compassionate beekeepers in Miami and all around the world.
Coconut Grove artist (and Founder of the Coconut Grove Drum Circle), Karen Deilke is exhibiting her vibrant and expressive “Hot Tropics” paintings.
Miami Beach artist, Pamela Palma is exhibiting her evocative fiber art works that incorporate uncommon materials including shredded one-hundred dollar bills, the delicious color interactions of hand dyed yarns, and textural elements.
Live Blues with Miami guitarist, Rob Moore – all at VALMAR ART during the monthly Bird Road Art Walk on Saturday, July 21st starting at 7 pm.
Triad invitation with more details here.
Valmar Art, 4150 SW 74th Ct, Miami, FL 33155
by Percy Cat | Jul 7, 2012 | art business, Art events, Art Exhibitions, Bird Road Art District (BRAD), Miami, nature's energy, paintings
Debra Cortese, Karen Deilke, Palma Palma art in TRIAD show
Hard to believe it’s almost time to hang the final exhibition of our TRIAD shows! I was fortunate to draw the short straw when Karen Deilke, Pamela Palma and I first met to discuss the logistics of hanging and scheduling our run of three artists, and three openings during the months of May, June, and July*.
I say I was fortunate to draw the short straw for several reasons which have developed throughout the process. The first and most exciting to me was the fact that I now had 2 extra months to create the new series that had already been showing up in sketches throughout the beginning of the year. I thought this was reason enough, but as it turns out, rotating walls for each new opening challenged each of us to step further outside of our comfort zone – creating new work, mixing up the exhibits each month and learning how beneficial it is to share our ideas and communicate our needs.
As artists, we are often very accustomed to working independently and making or avoiding decisions based on our current state of affairs. Working as a team requires cooperation, and communication in order to equitably satisfy everyone. Our communication skills were fine tuned as we worked through the details of times, dates, marketing materials, and meetings. I’d say we now have a better understanding of the processes involved in this type of a cooperative exhibit. And I’d also say there is always more to learn 😉
Please join us on Saturday, July 21st for the opening reception of TRIAD III. I’ll be showing my new Seeds of Intention artworks, Karen Deilke has new work in her Hot Tropics series, and Pamela Palma will have even more mysterious goddess weavings on display. Of course there will be wine and finger foods and LIVE MUSIC – by my friend, blues legend, Rob (Wild Boar) Moore. You can hear Rob’s music at www.robmoore-guitar.com.
TRIAD 3 Opening Reception starts at 7:00 pm and runs until 10:0 pm. There will also be a drawing to win a very special Seed of Intention painting. You don’t have to be present to win, but you do have to attend and fill out an entry so we can contact you to pickup your art prize! 😉
Click HERE for more info on the TRIAD show – and a map to VALMAR
you can also RSVP on Facebook HERE
*NOTE: final exhibition opens on July 21st and runs through August 15th, 2012.
by Percy Cat | Jun 18, 2012 | ART, art business, Art events, Art Exhibitions, Bird Road Art District (BRAD), nature's energy, paintings, photography
TRIAD artists, Karen Deilke, Debra Cortese and Pamela Palma. photo: Macarena Zilveti
Just feeling my energy levels recover after all of the pre-opening preparation work AND another great TRIAD art opening this past Saturday night at VALMAR Art & Framing Gallery in the Bird Road Art District.
Karen Deilke, Pamela Palma and Debra Cortese (that would be me), have been working together to present the summer 2012 TRIAD shows (with a lot of great support and assistance from everyone at VALMAR – Chris, Claire, Michele, Donna, Leo and Doris).
If you’ve already attended TRIAD I and/or TRIAD II, you know there is one more summer exhibition to come. The Goddesses gathered together and arranged the rotation process way back in April and I was delighted to have the ‘featured’ wall during the final exhibition because…. that way I would have the necessary time to create the paintings for a new collection – Seeds of Intention. Of course, there’s a dream and many resources, interests and cosmic connections along the way that inspire artists to create and believe me, this one has been life-changing for me. I’ll have more information to share at the TRIAD III opening and YOU will be participating with the ‘intentions’ as well!
Don’t worry, it will all make sense on July 21st!
In the meantime, here’s a preview of the one of the “seed” paintings.
Big hugs of appreciation to all of our friends, fellow artists, art collectors and special thanks for the magical music of the Coconut Grove Drum Circle! We are all in this together 😉
Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21st, 2012 and join us at VALMAR ART, 4150 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155 from 7 to 10 pm. All new art, live music with Blues Guitar Man, Rob Moore and of course, complimentary refreshments.
by Percy Cat | Jun 4, 2012 | ART, Art events, Bird Road Art District (BRAD), Miami, nature's energy
TRIAD No. 2 (of 3) art exhibitions at VALMAR Art & Framing Gallery
Join us on Saturday, June 16th during the monthly Bird Road Art Walk.
Coconut Grove artist, Karen Deilke is headlining this opening with her
a collection of large, colorful, tropical paintings.
Miami Beach artist, Pamela Palma, will present new fiber artworks.
Miami artist, Debra Cortese. will be showing her playful
Making Mango Salsa and food art, mixed media paintings.
NOTE: Cortese’s “Seeds of Intention” will be headlining
the TRIAD 3 opening on Saturday, July 21st
For full details and a map visit our official TRIAD Invitation page HERE!
by Percy Cat | May 15, 2012 | ART, art business, Art Exhibitions, Miami, my garden, nature's energy, paintings
3 artists, 3 exhibitions, 3 months
"Buy Me Love" fiber art by Pamela Palma
Miami Beach fiber artist, Pamela Palma opens the TRIAD shows at VALMAR ART on Saturday, May 19th during the Bird Road Art Walk.
Palma’s exhibition explores the subtle innuendos of the values of money by weaving together shredded US currency with common expressions.
Karen Deilke headlines the June 16th opening with her mixed media collection of “Hot Tropics” paintings, and on July 21st, Debra Cortese is the featured artist showing her new “Seeds of Intention” mixed media art.
VALMAR ART is located at
4150 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155
just one block south of Bird Road (turn onto 74th court at the Shell Station)
White Orchid by Karen Deilke
Palma, Deilke and Cortese will each have works on display throughout the entire run of TRIAD. The official opening is this Saturday, May 19th in conjunction with the monthly Bird Road Art Walk. TRIAD ART runs throughout the summer until mid- August, 2012.
Garden Blues Angel by Debra Cortese